According to Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Khan was lying to Kirk when he said that the explosion of Ceti Alpha 6 shifted Ceti Alpha 5’s orbit.
As happy as I am for this, I’d be happier to everyone Star Trek: Crusher.
"The dog appeals to cheap and facile emotions; the cat to the deepest founts of imagination and cosmic perception in the human mind. It is no accident that the contemplative Egyptians, together with such later poetic spirits as Poe, Gautier, Baudelaire, and Swinburne, were all sincere worshippers of the supple grimalkin."
– H.P. Lovecraft from Cats and Dogs
What you’re looking at is a super-high resolution time-lapse that shows all of the Moon, including the part that’s never visible from Earth. And it was all made possible by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The LRO’s onboard camera (aptly named the LRO Camera, or LROC) is actually equipped with several cameras. One of those is the WAC, or wide angle camera, which offers a 90-degree field of view in monochrome, and 60-degree in multispectral mode.
Using mosaics created from photos taken by this camera over the course of many orbits — along with some complex calculations regarding the angle of the Sun and reflectance which we won’t even begin to start thinking about considering explaining (read about those here) — orbiter team members at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) put together this spectacular HD rotation movie.
Not only does Colossal’s Christopher Jobson claim it’s the highest-resolution video of the Moon rotating ever made, the other incredible thing about this video is that you get to see a part of the Moon that you can never see from Earth — the 41% of surface known as the far side (often erroneously called the “dark side”). - (PetaPixel)